Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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Hugh Hefner and Marilyn Monroe - those two icons of the sexual revolution - never actually met, but they were born in the same year and laid to rest in the same place, side by side. In 1992, Hefner bought the crypt next door to Monroe's in the Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles for $75,000, telling the Los Angeles Times: 'I'm a believer in things symbolic . . . [so] spending eternity next to Marilyn is too sweet to pass up.' At the age of ninety-one, Hefner got his wish. The long-dead Marilyn had no say in the matter. But then she had never been given much say in what men did to her over the course of her short life.

- From The Case Against the Sexual Revolution: A New Guide to Sex in the 21st Century by Louise Perry

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